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Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at what's on offer. I really hope you enjoy all the authors and novels I feature, plus the blog tours, cover reveals, give-aways and book blitz's etc. I like to keep things fresh and fun, so you, my fabulous readers, enjoy your visits.

Friday, 16 March 2012

The Cat Who Moved a Mountain (Jim Qwilleran Feline Whodunnit)

The Cat Who Moved a Mountain (Jim Qwilleran Feline Whodunnit) [Paperback]

Lilian Jackson Braun

Product Description from www.amazon.co.uk

After five years of legal formalities in gossip-ridden Pickax, Jim Qwilleran has officially inherited the Klingenschoen fortune. In search of a summer’s peace, Qwill and his two Siamese cats head for the Potato Mountains. But Qwill finds controversy - one side of the valley is a haven for the descendants of Prohibition Moonshiners, the other home to developers eager to turn the Potatoes into a giant tourist trap. One of the Taters, as the locals are nicknamed, has been imprisoned for the murder of a millionaire developer, but Qwill is convinced the wrong man is in jail. Koko, Yum Yum and Qwill sniff out treachery amidst the pines...

About the Author

Lilian Jackson Braun began writing her Cat Who... detective series when one of her own Siamese cats mysteriously fell to its death from her apartment block. She and her husband, Earl, live in the mountains of North Carolina.
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I actually listened to the audio version of this novel, I read the paperback about 5 years ago.  I enjoyed the book the first time round, however it took a bit of getting used the second time around ~ the narrators' cat noises were a bit weird, I'm not sure he knows what sounds a cat makes ~ that aside the book is an entertaining read/listen, a light detective novel with a twist, as it has two Siamese, one as the comic relief and one as the brains of the operation.
Ms. Braun writes a fun, fast paced novel, purrfect for a cold rainy afternoon by the fire.
Cat x

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Reckoning: A Strange Angels novel

Reckoning: A Strange Angels Novel


Lili St Crow 

Description from: http://www.amazon.co.uk

Product Description


'Powerful and dramatic stuff' Bliss.

Product Description

Nobody expected Dru Anderson to survive this long. Not Graves. Not Christophe. Not even Dru herself. She's battled killer zombies, jealous djamphirs, and bloodthirsty suckers straight out of her worst nightmares. But now that Dru has bloomed into a full-fledged svetocha - rare, beautiful, and toxic to all vampires - the worst is yet to come. Because getting out alive is going to cost more than she's ever imagined. And in the end, is survival really worth the sacrifice?

From the Back Cover

This is it. Sixteen-year-old orphan Dru Anderson has faced down suckers, zombies, and wulfen without flinching. And now that she's bloomed into a fully fledged svetocha, she doesn't even need a gun. But the Real World is a frightening place... and things are about to get ugly. Dru Anderson has escaped with her life, but she's not out of the woods yet. She's on the run in a stolen car with her best friend Graves, and a broken wolf named Ash curled up in the backseat. Desperate, Dru heads deep into the Appalachian Mountains to the place she thinks they'll be safe. But her grandmother's words and enchantments can't keep Dru's scent from the suckers for long - especially when Dru is betrayed by the one person she trusts the most. It's all come down to this. ONE battle. ONE choice. ONE final sacrifice. Dru Anderson's not afraid of the dark. But she should be. The final book in the spellbinding STRANGE ANGELS series.
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I have to say that I really did enjoy this novel, it is the fourth in the 'Stange Angels' series.  The plot as always, hurtles along like a runaway freight train, with the action button pressed firmly down at all times.   The characters are great, the writing excellent and plot progression awesome.  There is something about the way Lili St. Crow writes, that sucks you in and won't let go until the final word and in this case the final instalment.
I would certainly like to read another book in the series, if the author wrote one, but who knows if that is going to happen?  
So I'm sad to say goodbye to a great series, but I so did enjoy it, the journey was brilliant. Read it and enjoy!
I give this novel 5 out of 5!!!
Cat x 

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Cooking Up Customers - Recipes for Marketing Success

Just to let everyone know, that I and Tim Thompson of www.clydesight.com have published another book on Kindle.  It is called:

Cooking Up Customers - Recipes for Marketing Success

Description from www.amazon.co.uk

Product Description


"Cooking Up Customers – Recipes for Marketing Success" is an exciting and entertaining e-book about marketing - with a difference. It provides an alternative approach to sales and marketing – teaching readers to “think outside the box” and they use actual food recipes to illustrate each of the marketing lessons!

This book is NOT about MLM or network marketing schemes, it does not provide any “get rich quick” tricks that don’t work.

Instead it teaches readers the essential basics of marketing, and how to THINK like a successful marketer, covering topics including: Niche, USP (Unique Selling Point) and Customer Relations.

A Cookbook for Marketers and Cooks!

The authors imagined that sales are the food of marketing success. So they wrote this e-book modelled after a cookbook, to teach people a creative marketing and sales philosophy - with actual food recipes as illustrations of their techniques as part of their innovative new formula.

Thinking outside the box is the theme, and this e-book features marketing techniques (the marketing recipes) illustrated by food recipes. The idea is that by preparing the food and presenting it, the reader will get a better grasp on the marketing technique that the food recipe illustrates.

The book also discusses the pros and cons of using a marketing firm (as opposed to doing the marketing yourself) and has a basic guide on how to use the Internet as a marketing tool (on-line sales are fast becoming the norm, changing the whole “retail model”).

This e-book also goes further to help assist readers to think like customers, not producers and suppliers. A common mistake that marketers make is that they assume people already know about their product or service because it is part of a popular product line and/or service. But there is a difference between just any product or service and your unique product or service. You are an individual; you must promote your business in the same way using the simple techniques explained in the e-book.

The actual food recipes are fun and easy to prepare from “Cool Cook Clueless Pasta” to “USP - Unique Steak and Potatoes” to a meringue genoise & ganache chocolate layer cake!


Also included in the e-book is a BONUS – The PPC Advertising Handbook that helps readers who are interested in PPC (Pay-Per-Click Advertising) use the common sense approaches to that advertising model to their best advantage while avoiding common pitfalls.

Try “Cooking Up Customers – Recipes for Marketing Success”. This one of a kind education with 6 Marketing Recipes and 6 Food Recipes is ideal for:

Small and Start-Up Businesses who need to successfully market products and/or services for speedy and recurring sales

Artists, Musicians, Authors, Inventors and Software Developers etc… who need to effectively market their art, music, work or inventions to their targeted audience while building an enthusiastic and lasting following.
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So if you feel you need a bit of target niche marketing, plus a few new recipes to try out, then this is the book for you!

Until next time...

Cat x 

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